Transformation with Signify: through learning, upskilling, and mobility

Global changes, new technologies, and customer priorities mean new business models, product lines, and services. Simultaneously, businesses need to build robust operations that can respond quickly to unexpected events. So, how can you ensure that your people have the skills they need to thrive today and in the coming months? The answer is through continuously re-skilling and up-skilling the workforce.

Learn how forward-thinking organisations like Signify (Philips Lighting) are embracing change and making their workforce more resilient, efficient and effective. Hans Ramaker, Signify’s Sr. Director Learning Innovation & Technology will join Chris Milligan, VP Career Mobility at Degreed, to discuss how the organisation is overcoming significant business disruption through learning, upskilling and career mobility. By joining this session, you will gain:

  • Practical tips to create a culture of upskilling and mobility.
  • How to tailor your strategy to meet individual career needs and aspirations.
  • Knowledge of how upskilling and mobility can help your organisation navigate changing times.

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About Your Speakers


Hans Ramaker, Senior Director Learning Innovation & Technology @ Signify

Hans Ramaker joined Signify as Senior Director - Learning innovations and technology after several years of learning experience at Toshiba medical systems and Philips Healthcare.
Hans is responsible for introducing and implementing new learning technologies within Signify to make learning more efficient and reduce the overall costs of training. He is also responsible for the Performance support structure within the Signify Organization. He initiated the monthly Learning Innovations meetings for Philips staff and Learning innovation events for external learning professionals. He implemented Communities of Practice and Performance support solutions to align learning to the speed of the business and deliver knowledge at the moment of need to boost Skills development.

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Chris Milligan, VP Career Mobility @ Degreed

Chris Milligan, VP Career Mobility at Degreed, spent the early part of his career as a management consultant before founding the SaaS HR Tech company Adepto which, in 2019, Chris sold to Degreed to create the world’s first upskilling platform for organizations to effectively link learning to skills data and work opportunities.

Chris is an established HR and Learning thought leader, influencer and award winner - recently invited to speak at a number of events including Learning Tech Talks, iVentiv Talent Management 2020, ESPO Public Sector Procurement 2020, and featured in People Management, HCA Magazine, ERE, TLNT and SIA, amongst others.

At Degreed Chris leads the new Career Mobility product go-to-market strategy, working to ensure we’re positioned to help companies re and upskill their workforces, partnering with executives to support their visions whilst working with all areas of the business to drive successful solution adoption.

"Degreed has uniquely built its own technology category from the ground up and it is a hot one. They have also provided a blueprint for what best-in-class looks like as a product and a company."

Michael Rochell

Brandon Hall Group Chief Strategy Officer and Principal HCM Analyst